This Week in Accordion: IPA Festival

What’s on the accordion calendar this week?

  • International Polka Association Festival (Thu-Sun in Independence, OH)
    The 39th annual International Polka Association (IPA) Polka Festival brings together polka fans and bands from across the nation. Forget Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken, Jr.; come see Henry “Hank” Guzevich and Dennis Polisky inducted into the Highlights Polka Music Hall of Fame on Saturday.
  • Lost Bayou Ramblers (Fri-Sat in Austin, TX)
    Hot on the heels of the release of their new CD, Live: a la Blue Moon, the Lost Bayou Ramblers head over to Texas for a pair of shows this week.
  • Fritz’s Polka Band (Saturday in Saratoga Springs, NY)
    For over 10 years, German liqueur maker Jägermeister has been sponsoring hard rockers like Slayer and GWAR. But did you know they also sponsor a polka band? Fritz’s Polka Band, from Verona, NY, proudly carry the banner for the second most sought after sponsorship in polka (after Mrs. T’s Pierogies, of course).

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